LCD Soundsystem Announce Surprise Lottery Drawn Reunion Shows In New York City This Weekend
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:55:46
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LCD Soundsystem have announced their first reunion shows in their home city of New York this weekend. Webster Hall will host the band's triumphant return as a band that does band things like playing live shows. The band will play their first reunion shows on 3/27 and 3/28. Who knows, maybe they'll even play a new song or two? There's one catch; call it controlled chaos or an homage to Athenian democracy; the band has employed a lottery system (dubbed LCD Lottosystem by this news writer) to control the fate of concert attendees. Only lottery winners will have the chance to see these first reunion shows. Tickets will be made available Friday to lottery winners.
LCD Soundsystem disbanded in 2011 following their tour behind This Is Happening, which culminated with a farewell show at Madison Square Garden. A documentary was produced to celebrate the event. Fans were heartbroken. The band had cemented the status of one of the premier bands of their generation. It seemed James Murphy was content to leave the game on top, pristine legacy intact. Fans would have recompense in the band's spotless discography that included a triumvirate of nearly flawless LPs and a string of early singles that helped birth the dance-rock deluge in post-9/11 New York. Yes, those were the consolations prizes we clung to. But now, the band has resurfaced as a fleshy mess of earthy contradictions bespotted with flaws, bespeckled with warts, resplendent in blemishes. They are back from the dead and they are touring.
LCD Soundsystem are slated to play at many of the summer's biggest music festivals. Yesterday, Lollapalooza announced LCD Soundsystem as one of the festival's headliners. So far, these dates at Webster Hall are the only non-festival gigs, meaning that in addition to the historical fervor of being an event in and of itself--the opening salvo following a five year hiatus--these shows are unique to the band's current tour itinerary; offering fans the chance to see the band in-doors and in a relatively intimate space. To answer your question 'should I enter the lottery?'--yes you should.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff